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Avian flu scare.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Heineken, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Heineken

    Heineken New Egg

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    Hey there everyone, so I live in mission BC. It seems they have just been putting all these signs around town that say infected area.. With avian flu. I live up in the mountain away from town and there are no signs around my house.. I'm scared cause we are getting our brand new flock in 2 days... Does anyone know if this will affect my babies???
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, There is a long thread on the issue which may make you worry more than it is worth at this point, but I just added a link on page 9 about the basics of biosecurity which can be helpful.. Here is the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/944777/avian-flu-washington-state/80#post_14710992

    It would be a good idea to limit your flock's exposure to wild birds, especially migrating water fowl. You might want to consider having a covered chicken run attached to the coop. A covered run can also be good protection from predators, which are probably around in your mountainous area.

    Enjoy your new flock.
     
  3. Heineken

    Heineken New Egg

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    Thank you very much scratch-n-peck :)
     

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